BOSTON -- Third-party gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk announced Wednesday his pick for lieutenant governor, Concord resident and former Westford Director of Land Use Management Angus Jennings.

"With Angus as Massachusetts' Lt. Governor, our state government will have a knowledge of how cities and towns operate, and how we can work together better as partners in our state's government," Falchuk said in a statement.

Falchuk and Jennings are running in November's election as candidates of the United Independent Party, founded by Falchuk.

Born in Springfield and raised in Wilbraham, Jennings has also worked as Marshfield's town planner and at both the U.S. Department of Justice and at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In the private sector, he has worked as a planning consultant with Massachusetts communities including Fitchburg, Pittsfield Reading, Maynard, Attleboro and Somerville, according to the Falchuk campaign.

"Planning as a profession is founded on optimism, and a belief that the future can be better than the present," Jennings said in a statement. "The outcomes of planning decisions are profoundly important to the day-to-day lives of people throughout the Commonwealth, and the decision making process can be as important as the outcome."

Jennings resigned from his position in Westford last year. He is currently a board member of the non-profit Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors.